Soba (buckwheat) noodles tossed in a honey sesame sauce making for a quick and simple take-out style meal! This dish only takes 20 minutes. You can make a bigger batch to last several meals!
The veggies I used in this dish are broccoli, red bell peppers and carrots! To add some protein, I picked edamame to toss with this dish! If you like the two flavors of sesame and honey, you’ll be a big fan of this sauce! I used some cashew butter to give it a more creamy taste. This sauce can even be used to cook your favorite proteins like tofu or chicken!
Sesame seeds were added on top for a hint of crunchy texture – they are a great source of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals! They work well on top of dishes like this or grounded into a tahini paste!
Soba noodles are brown, flat and thin. It’s mainly made with buckwheat flour and water, sometimes with added wheat flour. Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat! There’s a dish called Zaru Soba served with a soy sauce based dipping sauce – typically served cold.
I don’t cook asian dishes too often even though I grew up eating it. I find my cooking to be more like rice, quinoa, potatoes, roasted veggies, meats with different sauces, soups, etc. I don’t do too many stir fries or soy sauce foods. It’s always comforting having those flavors again! This has a more westernized taste to the dish.
Honey Sesame Soba Noodles
- 8 oz soba noodles
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1 red bell pepper cut into strips
- 1 whole carrot cut into strips
- 1/2 cup edamame
- green onions and sesame seeds for garnish
Honey Sesame Sauce
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp cashew butter
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 clove garlic minced
- In a large pot, cook noodles according to package instructions. drain and add back into pot.
- Mix together sauce; sesame oil, cashew butter, honey, tamari, rice vinegar and garlic, then leave to side.
- In a medium skillet, heat up 1 tbsp sesame oil and cook broccoli, red bell peppers and carrot strips for 1 minute.
- Add veggies into pot with noodles and edamame. Pour sauce all over and toss to coat! Garnish with fresh green onions and sesame seeds on top!